Emergency Fund

Why Does The Fund Exist?

Headway Preston and Chorley’s emergency fund provides small grants to help survivors of a major trauma or a brain injury and their families, to cope with unexpected issues arising from admission to hospital.

The majority of our small grants ensure patients utilising our service have items they need during their time in hospital and prior to discharge.

Who Can Apply?

Any one currently suffering a major trauma or acquired brain injury who is in hospital or has recently been discharged can be assessed for an emergency fund.

Please note only one application per family is permitted whether that be family or the patient.

The purpose of the MT Emergency Fund is to relieve some of the financial stress families and individuals may run as a result of major trauma or acquired brain injury. Due to limited resources, Headway Preston and Chorley awards will be made on a case by case basis and applications from families or survivors with savings of more than £1000 will not be considered.

What Support Can We Provide?

Toiletries or food needs during your time as an inpatient

Clothing from pyjamas to clothes suitable for discharge.

Travel costs for families visiting relatives in hospital or rehabilitation.

Other items will be considered.

How to Apply?

To apply please contact a member of the Headway Preston and Chorley Team:

Email services@headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk or

Phone helpline: 07557123493

Other Options?

Grants of up to £500 can also be requested from Headway UK in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury.

Funding

Headway Preston and Chorley’s emergency fund (2021) is made possible due to the kind donations received from the ‘Tippings Christmas lights’ announce our emergency fund